Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

4.4
687 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
Located within the elegant walls of the chateau, Wilfrid's is an award-winning Ottawa restaurant offering a wide selection of culinary experiences. Executive Chef Louis Simard and his team are famous for their superb selection of regional Canadian cuisine. The beautiful dining room offers wonderful views of the Parliament Buildings and the Rideau Locks.

Experiences

  • Discovery Dinner at Wilfrid's

    CA$88.14 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Experience a 4-course tasting menu on Friday and Saturday evenings. Our culinary team will create a new menu each week featuring seasonal ingredients. Our menu can be enhanced with a choice of two different wine pairings. Please note that proof of Vaccination (+14 days) and a matching ID are required to enjoy this experience.
  • Family Style Brunch at Wilfrid's

    CA$49.72 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Experience a Family-Style Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Our culinary team will create a new menu each week featuring seasonal ingredients. Please note that proof of Vaccination (+14 days) and a matching ID are required to enjoy the experience.
  • Festive Family Style Brunch at Wilfrid's

    CA$81.36 per person

    Dec 25 - Dec 31, 2021

    Experience a 4-course Festive Family Style Brunch at Wilfrid's Restaurant. Muesli APPETIZERS Milk Bread & Butter Multi Coloured Beetroots, Figs, Fresh Mint, Shaved Pecorino, Creme Fraiche Seafood Medley MAIN DISHES Smoked Trout Benedict Eggs Roasted Lamb Shoulder, Parmesan & Cauliflower Puree, Toasted Pine Nut, Fig & Apple Chutney, Rosemary Jus Honey & Cumin Glazed Globe Carrots Roasted Pumpkin, Toasted Pepitas Black Garlic & Tahini Brussel Sprouts Turkey, Apricot Stuffing, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy DESSERT Holiday Mignardises Maple Butter Crepes Please note that proof of Vaccination (+14 days) and a matching ID are required to enjoy this experience.
  • Festive Discovery Dinner at Wilfrid's

    CA$103.96 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 30, 2021

    Experience a 4-course tasting festive Dinner at Wilfrid's Restaurant. Amuse Bouche APPETIZERS Milk Bread & Butter Multi Coloured Beetroots, Figs, Fresh Mint, Shaved Pecorino, Creme Fraiche Seafood Medley MAIN DISHES Trout Filets, Spiced Black Lentils, Fig & Apple Chutney, Herb Creme Fraiche Roasted Lamb Shoulder, Parmesan & Cauliflower Puree, Toasted Pine Nut, Fig & Apple Chutney, Rosemary Jus Honey & Cumin Glazed Globe Carrots Roasted Pumpkin, Toasted Pepitas Black Garlic & Tahini Brussel Sprouts Turkey, Apricot Stuffing, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy DESSERT Holiday Mignardises Please note that proof of Vaccination (+14 days) and a matching ID are required to enjoy this experience.
  • Dickens' Holiday Lunch

    CA$49.00 per person

    Dec 6 - Dec 31, 2021

    Come celebrate the holiday season with our Dickens' family-style lunch! Chef David and his culinary team have taken new twists on some classic favourites to create a delicious menu for you to enjoy. Please note that proof of Vaccination (+14 days) and a matching ID are required to enjoy this experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 687 people are saying
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SheriM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food quality was not acceptable given the price of the meal. The restaurant was cold and the server was rude. Overall very disappointing and would not return

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded 13 hours ago

Dear Sheri, We regret your disappointing experience. Rest assured this is certainly not our usual standard nor is it acceptable to us. We do hope you return one day, allowing us the chance to regain your trust. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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AudreyC
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast! Excellent service! The view is always beautiful and the restaurant is comfortable! Their safety measure are also excellent!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded 13 hours ago

Dear Audrey, We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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JoshD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes and definitely going back for brunch with the wife

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 22, 2021

Dear Josh, We are pleased to hear that yur visit was enjoyable and we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Kristine
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service is fantastic! Food is amazing! Great customer experience, love everything about it. Hope they will open the breakfast buffet brunch soon. Can't wait to go back again. Samantha has been our restaurant attendant and she did an excellent job!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear Kristine, Our mission is to turn moments into memories and it is alwzys nice to hear when we have been successful. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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daniellev
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new experience of brunch Table d'hôte is great. It is more civilized than standing in line for a buffet :)

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KateH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely Would go back again!!

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DanielV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Vraiment pas à la hauteur d’un Fairmount.

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jeans
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend the Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier !

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 9, 2021

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Wilfrid's and we hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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PeterS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for our wedding anniversary. Food quality and service were outstanding. We even received a complimentary glass of ice wine.
Highly recommended.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 8, 2021

Dear Peter, We are delighted that your wedding anniversary celebration was a memorable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Addiebo
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dinner. Would come back for a special occasion.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 8, 2021

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Georgia
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The kids waffle breakfast tasted like it had been fried in doughnut oil and the crepes were dry and tough. The servers were delightful and the salmon bagel was excellent.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 8, 2021

Dear Georgia, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. You can rest assured that we take our comments to heart! We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Martilu
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 1, 2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Wilfrid's and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Toli
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an incredible experience that I won't forget. Delicious food, wonderful staff and romantic atmosphere. Beautiful

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 2, 2021

TWe are so pleased to hear that your visit to Wilfrid's was so enjoyable! We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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MartinD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Great service, the food was outstanding. The ingredients were fresh and the food was evidently made from scratch. Highly recommend.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on November 1, 2021

Dear Martin, It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests. We agree that Frederic is a wonderful colleague. He will be pleased that you took the time to recognize his service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Wilfrid's soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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MariaN
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was very delicious, a lot of food, go there very hungry or you can leave with you doggie bag

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear Maria, We are delighted that your Sunday Brunch with us was an enjoyable one. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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JasB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience. The staff was super friendly and very quick.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 18, 2021

Dear Jas, We are so pleased that your visit was a memorable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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vipCathie
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 13, 2021

Dear Cathie, We are so pleased that your visit was an enjoyable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Nope
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Very disappointed in how the food was served, there were no proper plates or cutlery. The food was ok but definitely not worth the price. Would not recommend

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 12, 2021

We regret your disappointing experience. We hope to welcome you again one day; we will do all possible to regain your trust and loyalty. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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vipLillianC
Ottawa
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was lovely! Great food, awesome service and a lovely spot!

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Katherine, Dear Lillian, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Wilfrid's. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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CalgaryJack
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner. Service was lacking and food was small and average. Nothing worth that much money but the ambience was nice. Likely short staffed like most places.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 25, 2021

We regret not meeting your expectations on this occasion and do hope you give us another chance by returning one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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Jennifer
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Hostess did not say Welcome to Wilfrid's. Although we had a reservation we had to wait to be taken to our table.
Taken to our table and left without water or a server for too long. Brunch started at 1 pm and we paid at 3pm. Too much time between without water or next course. One serving fork provided for multiple dishes, including pasta made it awkward.
Seemed to be understaffed for waiters. Food was excellent.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Rest assured that we take your comments to heart. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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AnaA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambience, expected more from the food for the price, nothing to really write home about.

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Katherine, Dear Ana, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We do regret that we failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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KatherineM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were delighted to visit Wilfrid's again after almost 2 years b/c of COVID. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving "special" dinner with the many tasting plates. Particularly delicious and flavorful were the watermellon "gazpacho"; the burrata and tomato salad; the plentiful choices of seafood, and the prune sauce for the quail. Quite tasty were all of the deserts (thank you for including some berries!).

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Katherine, We are so pleased that your Thanksgiving celebration was an enjoyable one. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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WendyS
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Very quiet. Food was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Le brunch n’a pas été une experience surprenante, la tour de fruit de mer était bonne et les produits frais mais la suite aurait pu être meilleure, ce serait bien qu’ils revisitent leur menu ( la salade de betterave, les œufs bénédictines et canards confits ainsi que la burrata étaient moyens). Sinon bel édifice rempli d’histoires!

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JillL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were not advised prior to booking the reservation it would take over an hour and a half so we missed our pool time. The pool being the key element of our stay.

I am not sure the first food I want in the day to be a seafood tower with raw fish but the prawns were delicious and so was the fish cakes, and I hate fish.

Service was great, no complaints.

Expensive but that would be the expectation of a restaurant like that.

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LindaD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

A bit pricy for the food as the most satisfying dish was the last - Mac cheese - and the desserts were very average. I would have expected more from Fairmont. The first two servings were barely warm. We will not go back for sure. Nice to be in the Chateau however as very nice.

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MaryseB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Two days later, I still think of the food with delight. Thank you so much!

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LindsayB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal and service. Worth every penny. The Fairmont never disappoints.

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MyleneG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Notre repas était délicieux et le service impeccable, sans parler des portions plus que généreuses!

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ElenaG
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Turned out 30% more expensive vs. fixed reservation price.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Apologize for being rude but my experience was quite disappointed. First of all, I was waiting for 5 courses, like Open Table displays. When I arrived there it was 4 courses with some options that I was not quite happy with. Besides, the service was not too spectacular. I had to serve my wine myself and when my third course arrived I had no plate, knife and fork in the meantime my food was getting cold. In addition to that, the wines pairing options were ridiculous, wines that are sold at LCBO for 13 dollars. The sommelier didn't even have the whim to choose something that would delight the customer's eyes or think about them in terms of experience. C’mon we have a bunch of wines with good prices and value. Finally, I believe it’s time for you to review the food options or the value you owe for that because offering chicken with waffle was not a taste experience or this is not something you wanna offer to your customer. Taking into account to have a reputation to uphold, right Fairmont? Nothing finesse here only appearances!

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Sings
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice occasion. The food and service were excellent, as always. The view towards Parliament made it very atmospheric.

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JaneH
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a lovely experience - great food, impeccable service and quiet so one can converse with their companion for a romantic dinner.

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CaCr
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had the 4 course meal. There was 2 pairings per course which none of them went together. The chef did not offer anything out of the ordinary. Some items lacked flavour.
I would suggest 1 outstanding item per course to focus on flavour rather than assortment choices.

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vipKenS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor communication between the kitchen and waiter.
Waited 30 minutes between courses on a 5 course meal.

Very disapointed

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AnatalieM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and was amazed! Food quality and service was out of this world!! Highly recommend!!!

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Anonymous
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was not as expected and experienced in prior visits. The coffee was really bad. I mentioned to the waitress that the coffee wasn’t as good as I tried here before and she came back saying we changed coffee brand. No action was taken to provide better coffee. Food was cold and service was a bit slow. Prior experience with Buffet style is better and waiter was more attentive.

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EuniceB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quantity of food was amazing for the price! Original, seasonal fare, delicious, sustaining.

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Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier is rated 4.4 stars by 687 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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